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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Yesterday, 05:53 PM
Replies: 11,780
Views: 460,878
Posted By Dorito
BTW, the mileage in the Glory and Fame category...

BTW, the mileage in the Glory and Fame category has been impressive! I also have it on good account that the one of the "sleeper cells" will be going to the North East twice a month once the weather...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-24-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 11,780
Views: 460,878
Posted By Dorito
BMW Performance Center

Dealio on announced from the Performance Center
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-24-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 11,780
Views: 460,878
Posted By Dorito
Already closed the deal. Surprisingly, the bike...

Already closed the deal. Surprisingly, the bike was 5 mins from PoPs house. Need to work shipping out from Florida. Got a few irons in the fire, so she'll be in Maryland in the next 30 days. Last...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-23-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 11,780
Views: 460,878
Posted By Dorito
So...time to dream up a little name for the new...

So...time to dream up a little name for the new sled. Wowsers, there are a lot of names to chose from: (http://www.fritolay.com/snacks/product-page/doritos/) and Snack Guide to Doritos...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-23-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 227
Posted By Dorito
if you've got time, www.uship.com

if you've got time, www.uship.com
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 1,248
Views: 281,827
Posted By Dorito
New Sled--Yamaha WR250R

I've decided to seek out the newest sled. Been mulling this over for a long while now, and just closed the deal. It needed to be something with more energy than the somewhat anemic DR200. She had...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-23-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 11,780
Views: 460,878
Posted By Dorito
Don't be silly EOD3MC, we've already used that...

Don't be silly EOD3MC, we've already used that "Cool Ranch" namesake.

Blastoff Adventures now has enough bikes in the herd to start that touring company :rofl
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-23-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 11,780
Views: 460,878
Posted By Dorito
Somebody's got some 'splaining to do...:ddog

Somebody's got some 'splaining to do...:ddog
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-22-2015, 02:36 AM
Replies: 5,950
Views: 238,441
Posted By Dorito
Original starship ‘Enterprise’ on display for one day

if ever there was a need to jet set out of b,ore, this might be it....
http://wtop.com/local/2015/01/original-starship-enterprise-display-one-day/slide/1/
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 9,102
Views: 1,312,992
Posted By Dorito
I rode a fully loaded Dr200 rental throughout...

I rode a fully loaded Dr200 rental throughout Ecuador for a week. Here's the ride profile. You'll notice that we went from sea level to nearly 14000 ft in less than 50 miles!
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-21-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 578
Posted By Dorito
Thanks. I've had now 2 products from Giant loop...

Thanks. I've had now 2 products from Giant loop (Giant Loop and the Fandango). The construction method just lends itself to water intrusion. By comparison, my Wolfman's and the new Altrider...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-21-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 578
Posted By Dorito
Sigh, nope. McGarrett and I had too many...

Sigh, nope.

McGarrett and I had too many irons in the fire at the time. By the time the dust settled, in early fall he was slated to be relocating out of Washington DC.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-21-2015, 03:54 AM
Replies: 11,780
Views: 460,878
Posted By Dorito
LisaCH

+1

I couldn't find any write up on the website? what was her final mileage?

it also makes me giggle at this comment
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-20-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 11,780
Views: 460,878
Posted By Dorito
I like the general idea! When we did the...

I like the general idea!
When we did the track through the Blackwater Reserve this past summer water was just oozing through every crevasse in the pavement. We'll need a route around backup if...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-20-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 11,780
Views: 460,878
Posted By Dorito
Which ferry's are you talking about? The one...

Which ferry's are you talking about? The one slightly south of St Michaels was $6 (?) per bike, and only runs in summer-ish months.
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-20-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 924
Posted By Dorito
You don't sound as if you are completely sold on...

You don't sound as if you are completely sold on selling off the X. For the cost of a new bike payment or 2, you could improve the Xs manners considerably.

--The gas problem on the X is easily...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-20-2015, 04:45 AM
Replies: 11,780
Views: 460,878
Posted By Dorito
Alrighty, the challenge is off to a great start. ...

Alrighty, the challenge is off to a great start. It looks like folks have settled, and now there is a good field in each category. With the pot finalized at $600, and looking at the payouts, I'd...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-19-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 11,780
Views: 460,878
Posted By Dorito
Marty Smiling ...

Marty Smiling
http://blaster11.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/15SoMDADV/i-N5XzW48/0/L/mlk2015%20%2813%29-L.jpg

Or maybe this is Marty Smiling....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-19-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 11,780
Views: 460,878
Posted By Dorito
Something about leading a horse to water, but you...

Something about leading a horse to water, but you can't make it drink comes to mind :wink: BTW, Sheetz is the new haunt since they remodeled a few months ago. They have both inside and outside...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-18-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 924
Posted By Dorito
The current stable includes both the...

The current stable includes both the g650x-country and the F650GS-twin. They both serve a different purpose commuter vs long-distance explorer, and have different limitations.

As far as power, I...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-18-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 11,780
Views: 460,878
Posted By Dorito
Any bike I consider is going to need considerable...

Any bike I consider is going to need considerable customization. The (sad) fact is nobody makes a midget sized, mid-user dual sport. Mind as well start with one that has all but one ticket punched. ...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-18-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 11,780
Views: 460,878
Posted By Dorito
See everyone in the morning! Riders up at 0900 ...

See everyone in the morning! Riders up at 0900
Sheetz in Dahlgren.
Store #259
17188 Owens Dr
King George, VA 22485
540-644-1111
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-18-2015, 05:30 AM
Replies: 11,780
Views: 460,878
Posted By Dorito
Dakar by the stats

Now that the Dakar is over, I found the closeout stats entertaining

The funny...


The modern...


After seeing back-country Ecuador, I am fully convinced that industralized nations have...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-17-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 11,780
Views: 460,878
Posted By Dorito
Went out and test road the Lake Anna track. I...

Went out and test road the Lake Anna track. I really liked the northbound part a very much. I do need to scout a better lunch stop though in Lake Anna.

I think I am addicted to parallel...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-17-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 11,780
Views: 460,878
Posted By Dorito
I'd be happy to send you the information package...

I'd be happy to send you the information package sign up info for Eagle Bay. PM you preferred email address, and I will get it off to you. You must have your paperwork filed before your first ride....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-17-2015, 04:06 AM
Replies: 11,780
Views: 460,878
Posted By Dorito
hatfield mc coy

Interesting 80% funded by out of staters....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-17-2015, 03:39 AM
Replies: 11,780
Views: 460,878
Posted By Dorito
You'll need to go to Wicomico atv park. For...

You'll need to go to Wicomico atv park. For eagle bay you either need to be a member, or visitors must be escorted by one. If MX track îs your thing, you should check Budds Creek website too, as...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-16-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 11,780
Views: 460,878
Posted By Dorito
Dang Dorito

So the 'ol girl rolled 70,000 miles tonight. I wonder what the year might bring, and who will chase her into the 100K club! :wink:
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-16-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 725
Posted By Dorito
Tellico, TN

Just a thought. The reason Tellico is such good riding is due to the original mountain curvy roads/elevation changes. Last year, it was snowing there the last week in March during our ride. While...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-16-2015, 03:41 AM
Replies: 11,780
Views: 460,878
Posted By Dorito
That paintball thing seem really nifty! Blaster...

That paintball thing seem really nifty! Blaster an I are already out of town that weekend though.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-15-2015, 05:01 AM
Replies: 11,780
Views: 460,878
Posted By Dorito
Just be happy boys aren't playing against girls...

Just be happy boys aren't playing against girls in the Bob's Polar Bear Challenge :wink:
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-14-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 11,780
Views: 460,878
Posted By Dorito
alrighty...reminder for those that owe money for...

alrighty...reminder for those that owe money for the ride challenge, only 1 day remains to pay into the kitty. I've enjoyed the commentary on the payment chits. Probably the most note worthy comment...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-14-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 986
Posted By Dorito
You don't need a new hold down strap, just...

You don't need a new hold down strap, just slightly longer screws. Ironically, the tab modification is literally a snap. The battery box is less than $20 brand new, so easy enough to return to...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-14-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 11,780
Views: 460,878
Posted By Dorito
I've heard that ferry is the 'holy grail' of...

I've heard that ferry is the 'holy grail' of ferry rides. Folks that live in Richmond have attempted the ride half-dozen or more times only to be foiled by Mother Nature.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-13-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 11,780
Views: 460,878
Posted By Dorito
Husky 401 Concept Bike

http://kickstart.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/husqvarna-motorcycle-concept-3-625x416.jpg
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-13-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 5,950
Views: 238,441
Posted By Dorito
Remember, it's more fun to ride small bikes fast,...

Remember, it's more fun to ride small bikes fast, than fast bikes slow.....and yes, a little bike can take a whomping and keep on kickin'. It's almost shocking how many drops you can get out of one!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-13-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 11,780
Views: 460,878
Posted By Dorito
What is your turn-around time? Will you pay for...

What is your turn-around time? Will you pay for shipping of mounted rims both ways also? :D
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-12-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 11,780
Views: 460,878
Posted By Dorito
Heck, I've got an inside track on where to snag 2...

Heck, I've got an inside track on where to snag 2 plaques....on any warm day I need :rofl I see now that they are over 10 Years, they are pickin' on people shorter than them :ddog

But really nice...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-12-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 11,780
Views: 460,878
Posted By Dorito
MLK Ride

So, the weather for next Monday (jan 19) appears to be favorable (low mid-30s, high low-50s).

Option 1: My preference is do the Middleburg Tarmac loop, which has always proven to be a twisty...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-12-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 986
Posted By Dorito
With a bit of finesse, a PC535 will fit. ...

With a bit of finesse, a PC535 will fit.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=577469

There is atleast one vendor you can buy the fins already cut down. If this piques your interest, I...
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